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This was a somewhat surprisingly busy week for Vegas News. Looking at the calendar, we knew there was a lot happening. This just isn’t a week when Las Vegas traditionally busy. This week Las Vegas was home to politics for at least six days.
By now you should know that MGM Resorts chairman and CEO, Jim Murren, informed the company’s board of directors that he will step down from his positions before his contract expires. He’s still employed at MGM Resorts International and will help the company look for a new CEO before he updates his LinkedIn page.
This week in Las Vegas was dominated by one story. No, it wasn’t MGM Resorts announcing new sustainable sourcing goals for eggs and chickens. Just prior to reporting earnings, MGM Resorts sent out a press release that Jim Murren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, informed the Company’s Board of Directors that he will step down from his positions before his contract expires.
I recently visited the renovated SAHARA Las Vegas for a breakfast meeting and happy hour. The breakfast meeting was the first time my friend and I visited the new Sahara post renovations. Our discussion over coffee about the new Sahara went something like this. There’s nothing wrong with the new Sahara but there’s nothing particularly amazing.
We’re going to jump right into the Vegas News this week because I found a new document just as I was sitting down. On Friday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board released the 179 page 2019 Gaming Abstract Report. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to go through the entire document yet so I’ll probably have some thoughts next week.
There’s always something new to enjoy in Las Vegas. There’s so much to do that even old things can be new in Las Vegas. On Friday I made my first trip close to the top of The Strat. GASP! A friend and I enjoyed some half-priced drinks and snacks at 107 Sky Lounge.
What a week in Las Vegas! You may remember that my week started with an amazing flight to Vegas from Los Angeles on JSX. As you may have read, the experience was fantastic and stress-free, unlike most flights I’ve taken. That experience seemed to set the tone for what would hectic week in Las Vegas.
I remember hearing about Jet Suite X when it first launched in 2016. Flying from Las Vegas on semi-private airline JSX sounded interesting but it only flew to a few west coast cities. Since I don’t travel around the west coast often it slipped my mind.
It’s always strange writing Vegas News when I’m not in Vegas. I spent the weekend in Los Angeles so the bulk of my research happened in a foreign city. This trip marked the first time I flew JSX. The semi-private airline only flies to a few cities on the west coast.
I was told about the legendary Happy Hour in Las Vegas at when I first moved to town. This classic cocktail lounge features half-priced steak during its twice daily Happy Hour from 5-8 p.m. and again from midnight-3 a.m. Great cocktails and half-priced steak?! HOOK ME UP!